ASTANA – Mongolia officially confirmed its participation in EXPO 2017 in Astana with the signing of the formal agreement by Mongolian Minister of Energy and Commissioner of the Mongolian section of EXPO 2017 Dashzeveg Zorig during a meeting with Kazakh Ambassador to Mongolia Kalybek Koblandin, reported the press service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan on Dec. 9.
During the meeting, the sides also discussed organisational and technical issues of the exhibition, regulations for pavilions of participating countries and prospects for further cooperation in energy and infrastructure development.
According to Zorig, the Mongolian government pays special attention to Kazakhstan’s experience in the energy sector and the country’s ongoing anti-crisis measures, taking into account Kazakhstan’s success in overcoming previous economic challenges. Kazakhstan’s ambassador also elaborated on Kazakhstan’s current national plans as outlined in the Kazakhstan 2050 Strategy, the Nurly Zhol economic stimulus programme, the 100 Concrete Steps to implement Kazakhstan’s five institutional reforms project and the ideas put forth by Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev in the Nov. 30 State of the Nation address “Kazakhstan in the new global reality: growth, reform, development.”
On May 26 of this year, First Deputy Foreign Minister and Commissioner of EXPO 2017 Rapil Zhoshybayev paid an official visit to Ulaanbaatar as a member of the Kazakh delegation headed by First Deputy Prime Minister of Kazakhstan Bakhytzhan Sagintayev, during which Mongolia confirmed its intention to participate in the expo.
To date, Kazakhstan has signed 20 agreements with international partners on participating in EXPO 2017. Fifty-seven countries and 13 international organisations have officially confirmed their attendance and 33 expo commissioners have been appointed.